Elder Scrolls Online creative director Paul Sage has quit Zenimax Online Studios to join Borderlands studio Gearbox.
Eurogamerreports on Sage’s exit, which takes place just a few weeks after ESO’s launch on PS4 and Xbx One.
Sage will take on the same role at Gearbox for a new project.” That project wasn’t identified by name, but it’s worth noting the studio is actively hiring for Borderlands 3.
A Zenimax spokesperson has since confirmed Sage’s departure, going on to explain plans for Elder Scrolls Online moving forward:
"We can confirm that Paul left ZOS after the launch of ESOTU on console," the spokesperson stated. "He, along with rest of the team, are very happy with how the game is doing and we wish him the best in his future endeavours.
"ESOTU continues to be in great hands with Gamer Director, Matt Firor and new Creative Director, Rich Lambert, overseeing development. Previously, Rich oversaw all content in the game as Lead Content Designer and worked on The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion. We’re very excited to have him take on the role as Creative Director!"